It was the WB's original intention to air this episode without bleeping the word sh*t. However, that decision was changed right before the episode aired.
In the scene where Delia and Madison discuss who to chose as Delia's hero, we see the book Delia is reading for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This book however wouldn't help her very much since it is a scriptbook for the musical episode Once more, with Feeling.
Hey, it was a dream! Bright was competing in the swim meet too, even though males and females usually don't compete against each other.
In Amy's dream, if it was a real swim meet, they would be wearing swim caps, or at least have their hair tied back.
Delia: My hero was born on April 29, 1958, in Wilton, Connecticut. She wore pearl earrings almost every day and wouldn't take them off, even in the shower. She was tall and beautiful and funny and her name was Julia Brown. A year and a half ago, she died, but before that happened, she did a lot of amazing things. I'd like to tell you about some of them today.
Narrator Irv: They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whomever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes, or the secrets she keeps.
Andy: We love vegetarian, don't we Ephram?
Ephram: Well, I like carrots.
Andy: I should give that girl a raise.
Ephram: Yeah, just don't give her a key.
Linda: Then by all means explain the connection between Mother Teresa and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Andy: Daughter. Homework. Hero.
Madison: Maybe I should have my own key.
Ephram: Yea, sure. How about your own room too?
Madison: Let's not get ahead of ourselves skippy.
Andy: You were right, I was wrong.
Linda: It must have caused you some physical pain for you to utter that sentence.
Andy: Just some internal bleeding.
Andy: Delia, this is your fourth grade assignment, not your honors thesis.
Brittany: I can't miss school. We're working on my project and I have the best hero out of anyone in the class.
Andy: You picked your hero already? You're way ahead of the game.
Brittany: I know. It's normal for me.
Madison: Have you ever considered your little sister isn't as shallow as you?
Delia: I still like Mandy Moore the best.
Ephram and Madison: No!
Ephram: (To Madison) Here's a thought... you know that job we're paying you to do? Why don't you go do that... go... cook something healthy.
Mr. Clark: (To Andy) I liked it better when all I had to do was get rid of the stupid nail polish.
Ephram: (To Delia) I still think picking a hero is overrated. You pick one, you admire them, a week later, they've been arrested.
Andy: Ephram stop laughing!
Ephram: I'm trying!
Harold: (To his family) When did our house become the Valley of the Dolls?
Ephram: So I hear you stick people with needles. Sounds like fun.
Linda: It can be, especially when they're annoying.
Ephram: Oh, so you must really like working with my dad.
Madison: What's up girlfriend?
Madison: Uh-oh. Someone's got her grump on.
Joseph Arthur - You've Been Loved.
Matthew Fisher - Let Me In.
Johnny Heartsman - Butler Did It.
Even though Stephanie Niznik (Nina Feeny) is credited in the opening credits, she does not appear in this episode.
Even though John Beasley (Irv Harper) does the narration in the episode and is credited in the opening credits, he (himself) does not appear in the episode.
Even though Debra Mooney is credited in the opening credits, she does not appear in this episode.
Dr. Abboott: When did our home become the Valley of the Dolls?
This is in reference to the best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann Valley of the Dolls, published in 1966, and the movie, which premiered in 1967. In the movie two of the main characters living in the same apartment, O'Hara and Anne, both become victim to the "dolls" or perception drugs, primarily stimulates.